Daily Archives: June 17, 2018

2 feared dead, 41 hurt after earthquake hits Japan

Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area Monday about 8 a.m. local time. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said one person had no heartbeat and wasn’t breathing and a second person ...

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'There's a void I didn't know how to fill': Alessia Cara on rise to fame

Alessia Cara insists she doesn’t want to sound ungrateful, but coming to terms with stardom hasn’t been easy. The 21-year-old Canadian singer didn’t anticipate her precipitous rise to success three years ago before it started — not the Grammy Award for best new artist, nor the two Juno Awards. Not even the breakout radio popularity of Scars to Your Beautiful, Here and ...

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How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

In January, an Indian rocket arced across the sky over the island of Sriharikota as it soared into space. On board were several satellites, including an Indian mapping satellite, one from Canada and one from an asteroid mining company. The rocket also contained four satellites that were actually denied permission to launch in the first place. The rogue satellites belonged to Swarm Technologies, a ...

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Escalating U.S. protectionism would shrink economies of Canada, Mexico, report says

A new analysis of escalating trade disputes involving the United States warns that a deterioration into an all-out, global trade war would knock North America’s economies into recession. The report by Scotiabank said if the U.S. breaks all trade ties with its partners — and imposes across-the-board tariffs that average 20 per cent — then Canada and Mexico would see ...

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Former guerrilla, young conservative vie to lead Colombia

Colombians will choose between a leftist former guerrilla and a young conservative lawmaker Sunday in a presidential election to decide who will lead the nation as it implements a still-fragile peace accord. One-time militant and former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro and frontrunner Ivan Duque harbour contrasting views on the historic accord ending Latin America’s longest-running conflict and could significantly shape ...

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Man, 21, charged in Toronto playground shooting that injured 2 girls

A 21-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting in a Scarborough playground in the east end of Toronto injured two young girls. Sheldon Eriya, of Markham, Ont., was arrested on Friday in Pickering, Ont., Toronto police said in a news release on Saturday. Two male suspects are still at large, police said. Eriya has been charged with: discharge ...

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